For Teachers and Other Professionals

The FDLRS/UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic & Training Program is one of six regional Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Multidisciplinary Services Centers funded by the State of Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) that serve children and youth with complex learning, behavioral, medical, and socio-emotional problems, their parents, teachers, and schools.

These links are provided as a service to students, families, and schools. FDLRS/UF MDTP is not responsible for the content of any linked sites or any link contained in a linked site. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by FDLRS/UF MDTP.

21st Century Skills

  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.

Academic & Behavior Interventions

Academic Interventions

Behavior Interventions

Bullying Prevention/Intervention

Disability Awareness

Dispute Resolution

Dropout Prevention

Dyslexia

Florida Department of Education (FL DOE)

  • Florida Department of Education – Families
    The Florida DOE has compiled information from various areas to assist families in learning more about their services. “Areas such as safety, school choice, testing are just a few of the many things available to you.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Educators
    FL DOE’s Educators area “has course descriptions, legislative links, information on standards and links to various sections of the Department of Education. Faculty members can find one-stop information relating to professional development, career options, certification, and other programs available.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Office of Math and Science
    The Florida Department of Education’s Office of Math and Science website provides on-line resources for educators and students.

Florida’s Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) & related resources

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)

  • Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
    Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide. FDLRS includes twenty Associate Centers that serve from one to nine school districts.

Growth Mindset

Learning Disabilities (LD)

Mental Health, Behavior, & Disability Resources

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Epilepsy

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Sleep & Sleep Disorders

Stuttering 

Suicide Prevention

Tourette Syndrome

Traumatic Brain Injury 

Parent-School Partnership

Teaching & Learning Resources

  • Annenberg Media Learner.org
    A resource for teachers and “teacher professional development programming across the curriculum.” As stated on the website, Annenberg Media’s mission “is to advance excellent teaching in American schools through the development and distribution of multimedia resources for teaching and learning.” Annenberg Media is “a unit of the Annenberg Foundation, which funds a wide range of programs in education and other areas.”

Adolescent Literacy & Adolescent Struggling Readers

Online Resources for Educators 

  • Edmodo
    “Provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework…”
  • EDSITEment
    Edsitement! “The best of the humanities on the web.” Explore their library of lesson plans by subject: Art & Culture, Foreign Language, History & Social Studies, Literature & Language Arts.
  • Edutopia.org
    Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for district-wide change.
  • Illuminations
    Resources for Teaching Math – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Khan Academy
    Free educational materials and resources for parents, teachers, and learners of all ages. Visit this site to brouse their extensive video library or try a practice exercise.
  • LD Online
    LD online is the leading web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
    Reading and Dyslexia: www.ldonline.org/indepth/reading
    Parent Information: www.ldonline.org/parents
  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    Partnership for 21st Century Skills – “P21’s reports and publications support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student.”
  • National Geographic Education
    National Geographic Education – teaching resources
  • Reading Rockets
    Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
  • Reasoning Mind
    Reasoning Mind partners with schools, helping teachers use RM as a core math curriculum. A Reasoning Mind classroom is a hybrid of online and face-to-face instruction, where the teacher gives each child individual help and attention.
  • Schwab Foundation
    “Enables parents to become informed consumers of information about learning and attention problems and effective advocates for their children by providing trustworthy information and guidance in an online environment of compassion and community.”
  • Science Net Links
    Find Science Lessons and tools for k-12
  • Smithsonian Education
    Information and resources for educators, families, and students.

Online Libraries and Books

  • Florida Electronic Library
    Portal to digital collections about Florida for students, research scholars and consumers.
  • Lit2Go
    Lit2GO – a free online collection of stories and poems in audiobook format.
  • Library of Congress – Read.gov
    “The Library of Congress and the Advertising Council have launched a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to encourage children and adults to become engaged in reading and all other forms of literacy. Follow the link to their Digital Collections
  • We Give Books
    “We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don’t have them, simply by reading online.”
  • Project Gutenberg
    Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg

Science, Technology & Mathematics (STEM)

Mathematics

  • Algebra Nation
    Online resource that includes video tutorials, an interactive discussion wall, and a practice tool. “Florida’s students can prepare for the Algebra End-of-Course exam using the web, Facebook, and mobile apps.”
  • Desmos
    Classroom activities “to help every student learn math and love learning math” – “free for you and your students.”
  • YouCubed
    Visit Youcubed at Stanford University for “research based teaching methods, math tasks, videos, and ideas.”

Statewide Student Assessments

Student Support Services Project

Technology

Transition

Virtual Education

U.S. Department of Education and Related Resources

  • Center on Innovation & Improvement: Twin Paths to Better Schools
  • Ed.gov
    Overview of online resources on the federal DOE website.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
  • Doing What Works
    This website includes excellent resources and research-based guidance on a range of topics including: Data-Driven Improvement, Quality Teaching, Literacy, Math and Science, Comprehensive Support, Early Childhood
  • Office for Civil Rights
    This document is a revised version of a document originally developed by the Chicago Office of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to clarify the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 504) in the area of public elementary and secondary education.
  • Office of Safe and Healthy Students – NATIONAL CENTER ON SAFE SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (NCSSLE)
    This website serves as a central location for information about the Center’s training and technical assistance, products and tools, latest research findings.
  • Education Resources Information Center
    An online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education and “provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.”
  • IDEA Partnership
    The IDEA Partnership is “dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning.” The website includes information on RtI, IDEA 2004, and many tools and resources.
  • IDEA
    Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004.
    Part B(Ages 3-21)
  • Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
    The US DOE’s Institute for Education Sciences WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE provides educators with “the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.”